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Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:49:57 AM »


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Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee

By Marisa Schultz

January 10, 2019 | 5:04pm | Updated

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal.

Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.

Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.

Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman reps – with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for a slate of fresh-faced candidates to earn posh assignments.

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a play for Appropriations, but she too was passed over.

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Re: Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:01:17 AM »
The unintended consequences of being young, dumb, and a loudmouth bug-eyed socialist rabble-rouser.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
The unintended consequences of being young, dumb, and a loudmouth bug-eyed socialist rabble-rouser.

Maybe the oldsters are going to rein her in.
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